Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Birds of Central Florida

 Hawk
 Pelicans
 Wood Stork
 Vulture
 Great White Egret
 Wood Stork
 Anhinga and Sea Gull
Swans

24 comments:

Taken For Granted said...

We get all these birds in the spring and summer months except the Wood Stork. Never seen one around here.

I still wear hats, but on the Prairie it is a baseball cap that is most common. Mine says "Habitat For Humanity" on it. They mostly all say something.

Kay said...

Great selection! I especially like the anhinga and gull shot (the anhinga looks like what we call a cormorant around here). I can't say that I've seen any storks...but perhaps that has to do with birth control moreso than species distribution?

Jack said...

Aren't these fellas lovely! Your pelicans seem lighter than the ones further south. And my favorites are wood storks. We get a few in my neighborhood, and the Corkscrew sanctuary is a leading breeding place.

Randy said...

Nice shots. That hawk looks very intelligent.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots!

We do get vultures and hawks here, along with gulls, of course, and some swans, but not the others.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

All great shots, but I especially love the anhinga and gull about to set sail on that little boat. We are rich in wonderful birds around here aren't we?

cieldequimper said...

Oh wow, what a gorgeous collection Lowell!

(Am I really THAT mischievous???)
:-)

llandudnopictures said...

That's a fine gallery of assorted birds!

EG CameraGirl said...

I've never seen a wood stork or pelican except in photos. Isn't that turkey vulture handsome? ;)

Hilda said...

I've never heard about anhingas, much less seen one, before this. I like its dusky color with that spot of orange under its beak.

VP said...

An impressive set of wonderful shots. My absolute favorite is the seventh, but I envy you for almost all these!

Small City Scenes said...

Why good ole Central Florida has a plethora a birds I see. More more Nice shots. Is the poor Hawk in a cage?

The Amtrak goes through Stanwood morning and night and the freight goes through several times---up to Canada I think.

Stanwood hasn't had a train station since 1974 so it was nice to have a new one in 2009---I don't know how much it is used but nice to know it is there.
MB

magiceye said...

Lovely collection!

Sharon Anck said...

What a rich variety of feathered friends you have accumulated here.

Judy said...

I live this! Beautiful pictures of the birds and I have never been able to get such a good shot of a vulture as the one you have. Not the prettiest one of the bunch but important none the less. Natures clean up crew.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful birds shots Lowell, I think I recognize all of them from around here as well.. they sure get around those birds do :)

Mo said...

The Anhinga and gull my favourite in this group

RedPat said...

They could all be postcards for Fla, Lowell! One of my great memories is going to the Corkscrew Sanctuary to see the breeding grounds of the Wood Storks. They were making so much noise that it sounded like a construction site.

Bibi said...

Thanks for all the birds! I am partial, for some reason, to vultures. You made this one look rather dashing.

Lois said...

They are all so beautiful! I just saw a hawk like that one in my backyard the other day.

Halcyon said...

Lots of beauties!

stardust said...

How relaxing to see them all. I like the seventh image best among all the wonderful shots. It is poetic and has a story.

Yoko

Karl Demetz said...

What a wonderful series, Lowell, the photo with the boat is my preferred.

José Mendonça said...

What a wonderful series, Lowell! Love them all.

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson